York Musical Society (YMS) is a large and friendly choral society, directed by David Pipe. The choir sings most of its concerts in
the wonderful setting of York Minster. It has contributed
to the musical life of the city of York since 1876.

We look forward to seeing you at our concerts, annual workshop and other events. We welcome new members and Friends of YMS.
For details, see the Get Involved page of this website.

Our next concert
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2018/2019 season for YMS  

    Rutter Requiem
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
 Barber Adagio for Strings      
Saturday 17th November, 7.30pm, York Minster
Conductor David Pipe 

Christmas Concert with York Brass Quintet
Saturday 8th December, 4pm, St Lawrence Parish Church, York
Conductor Richard Shephard Organist David Pipe

Choral Workshop: Karl Jenkins The Armed Man
Saturday 19th January 2019, St Lawrence Parish Church, York
Led by David Pipe
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Bach St John Passion
Saturday 6th April 2019, 7.30pm, York Minster
Conductor David Pipe

Mendelssohn Elijah with Coventry Cathedral Chorus
Saturday 15th June 2019, 7.30pm, Coventry Cathedral
Conductor Paul Leddington Wright


Castle Howard Proms: Saturday 18th August 2018
An evening to remember …  


Looking back: final concert of 2017/18, in Germany
with Münster Philharmonischer Chor
Sunday 24 June 2018

The concert marked the 25th anniversary of the twinning of YMS with Münster Philharmonischer Chor, as well as their 50th anniversary. The programme included Brahms’ Schicksalslied and Alt Rhapsodie, Beethoven’s Chorfantasie, and Elgar’s The Music Makers as a tribute to the long-standing partnership of our two choirs.

See photos on our Gallery page


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